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Fawlty Towers

Series 1

Episode 6: The Germans

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Available for 2 months

Classic sitcom about a Torquay hotel run by disaster-prone Basil Fawlty. A party of Germans and a fire drill turn Fawlty Towers upside down.

Fawlty Towers

Series 1

Episode 2: The Builders

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC One Wales HD

Available for 2 months

Classic sitcom about a manic hotelier. Basil decides to have some alterations made to the hotel, but havoc ensues when he takes the cheaper option.

Contributors

Basil Fawlty:
John Cleese
Sybil Fawlty:
Prunella Scales
Polly Sherman:
Connie Booth
Miss Gatsby:
Renee Roberts
Major Gowen:
Ballard Berkley
Miss Tibbs:
Gilly Flower
O'Reilly:
David Kelly

Fawlty Towers

Series 1

Episode 3: The Wedding Party

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC One Cambridgeshire

Available for 2 months

Classic sitcom about a manic hotelier. Fawlty Towers is expecting some wedding guests, and Basil decides to defend the hotel's standard of morality.

Contributors

Basil Fawlty:
John Cleese
Sybil Fawlty:
Prunella Scales
Polly Sherman:
Connie Booth
Mrs. Lloyd:
Diana King

Fawlty Towers

Series 1

Episode 5: Gourmet Night

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC One Yorkshire

Available for 2 months

Classic sitcom about a hotel run by disaster-prone Basil Fawlty and his overbearing wife Sybil. Basil's new chef tries to turn Fawlty Towers into a gourmet's paradise.

Contributors

Basil Fawlty:
John Cleese
Miss Tibbs:
Gilly Flower
Miss Gatsby:
Renee Roberts
Master Heath:
Tony Page
Mrs Hall:
Ann Way

Fawlty Towers

Series 2

Episode 1: Communication Problems

Duration: 31 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC One Wales HD

Available for 2 months

Classic sitcom about a Torquay hotel. A racing tip and a guest who is hard of hearing spell financial disaster for Basil.

Contributors

Basil Fawlty:
John Cleese
Sybil Fawlty:
Prunella Scales
Polly Sherman:
Connie Booth
Mr Yardley:
Mervyn Pascoe
Mr Thurston:
Robert Lankesheer
Mrs Richards:
Joan Sanderson
Agatha Tibbs:
Gilly Flower
Ursula Gatsby:
Renee Roberts

Fawlty Towers

Series 2

Episode 2: The Psychiatrist

Duration: 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Available for 2 months

Classic sitcom about a disaster-prone hotelier. A medallion man, a pair of psychiatrists, a pretty Australian girl and a ladder cause Basil some embarrassment.

Contributors

Basil Fawlty:
John Cleese
Sybil Fawlty:
Prunella Scales
Polly Sherman:
Connie Booth
Miss Gatsby:
Renee Roberts
Raylene Miles:
Luan Peters
Major Gowan:
Ballard Berkley
Miss Tibbs:
Gilly Flower
Mr Johnson:
Nicky Henson
Dr Abbott:
Basil Henson
Mrs Abbott:
Elspet Gray
Director:
Bob Spiers

Fawlty Towers

Series 2

Episode 3: Waldorf Salad

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales HD

Available for 2 months

Classic sitcom about a hotel run by disaster-prone Basil Fawlty and his overbearing wife, Sybil. An unusual request in the restaurant sends Basil over the edge. Show more

Contributors

Basil Fawlty:
John Cleese
Sybil Fawlty:
Prunella Scales
Polly Sherman:
Connie Booth
Mr. Libson:
Anthony Dawes
Mrs. Johnston:
June Ellis
Major Gowan:
Ballard Berkley
Miss Tibbs:
Gilly Flower
Director:
Bob Spiers

Fawlty Towers

Series 2

Episode 5: The Anniversary

Duration: 35 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland HD

Available for 2 months

Classic sitcom about a disaster-prone hotelier. Basil plans a surprise wedding anniversary party, but when the guests arrive there is one vital element missing.

Front Row

Andrew Sachs; Martin Carthy; Awards speeches

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Arts news, interviews and reviews. John Wilson talks to Andrew Sachs about his new autobiography, and to Martin Carthy on a lifetime of folk music. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Andrew Sachs
Interviewed Guest:
Martin Carthy
Interviewed Guest:
Stephen Armstrong

Fawlty Towers

Series 2

Episode 6: Basil the Rat

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Available for 2 months

Sitcom about a manic hotelier. Havoc ensues when a public health inspector threatens to close the hotel and Manuel introduces his pet 'hamster'.

Contributors

Miss Gatsby:
Renee Roberts
Miss Tibbs:
Gilly Flower
Director:
Bob Spiers

Fawlty Towers

Series 1

Episode 4: The Hotel Inspectors

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC One Wales HD

Available for 2 months

Classic sitcom about a manic hotelier. Basil is terrified when he hears some hotel inspectors are in town.

Contributors

Basil Fawlty:
John Cleese
Sybil Fawlty:
Prunella Scales
Polly Sherman:
Connie Booth
Miss Tibbs:
Gilly Flower
Mr Hutchinson:
Bernard Cribbins
Miss Gatsby:
Renee Roberts
Major Gowen:
Ballard Berkeley

Fawlty Towers

Series 2

Episode 4: The Kipper and the Corpse

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland HD

Available for 2 months

Sitcom about a manic hotelier. When a guest at Fawlty Towers meets an unfortunate end, Basil decides to dispose of the body himself.

Contributors

Miss Tibbs:
Gilly Flower
Director:
Bob Spiers

Natural World

2002-2003

Falklands: Flying Devils

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Film-makers Jane Watson and Mark Smith observe a colony of aggressive caracaras, rare birds of prey on a stormy island in the South Atlantic. Show more

Friday Drama

Freud: The Case Histories

Episode 2: The Wolf Man

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

The son of a wealthy Russian landowner is suffering from fears and phobias. Freud's treatment focuses on a dream his patient had as a young child: a dream of white wolves. Show more

Contributors

Sergei Pankejeff (80):
Andrew Sachs
Sergei Pankejeff (23):
Blake Ritson
Sergei Pankejeff (10):
Ted Allpress
Fencing Master:
Alun Raglan
Tailor:
Simon Bubb

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

A behind the scenes look at the world's longest running poetry request programme, following the programme-makers, presenter Roger McGough and listeners of the Radio 4 show. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Karen McGann
Producer:
Eamon Hardy
Producer:
Karen McGann
Producer:
Tanya Hudson
Participant:
Roger McGough
Participant:
Andrew Sachs
Participant:
Kenneth Cranham
Participant:
David Blunkett

Drama

The Guest of St Peter's

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

By Hugh Costello. Thomas Perret should be dead. He resigned as Pope Paul VII two years ago, but with his successor in trouble, a collision between the two pontiffs seems inevitable. Show more

Contributors

Cardinal Luis Sastre:
David Warner
Hannah Cox:
Amaka Okafor
Pope Leo XIV:
Anton Lesser
Cardinal Neal Cooke:
Guy Paul
Cardinal John Ankrah:
Jude Akuwudike
The old Pope Paul VII:
Andrew Sachs

Genres

Brand

Drama

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

A celebration of the TV sidekick, looking at the role of the assistant/companion on television, from drama to sitcom and light entertainment to children's programmes. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Andrew Sachs
Participant:
Edward Hardwicke
Participant:
Tony Robinson
Participant:
Elisabeth Sladen
Participant:
Robert Llewellyn
Participant:
Marshall Lancaster
Participant:
Debbie McGee
Participant:
Matthew Sweet
Participant:
Kim Newman
Participant:
David Quantick
Participant:
Val McDermid
Executive Producer:
John Moulson
Producer:
Rachel Boyd
Director:
Rachel Boyd

Saturday Drama

Bar Mitzvah Boy

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

4 Extra Debut. Is 13-year-old Eliot Green ready to become a man in the Jewish faith? Adapted from TV with Hugo Raine and Tracy-Ann Oberman. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Drama

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Marlbourne Point Mystery

Episode 1: The Marlbourne Point Mystery

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Mystery by Bert Coules, inspired by the stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A disused lighthouse on a remote stretch of the Kent coast is the scene of a bizarre double death. Show more

Drama

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Marlbourne Point Mystery

Episode 2: The Marlbourne Point Mystery

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

By Bert Coules, inspired by the stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The shocking truth behind the mystery of the politician, the lighthouse and the trained cormorant is revealed. Show more